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percentage points lower than when Obama took office in 2009. But it was still well above the 5.3 percent average monthly unemployment rate during the Bush years, or the under 5.2 percent average for the years when Bill Clinton was president.
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And the net amount of oil and other petroleum products imported from abroad has fallen by almost exactly one third 33.3 percent between 2008 and 2012.
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Wind and solar still account for only a small fraction of all electricity, but the share has more than doubled. It has grown from 1.4 percent of all electricity in 2008 to 3.6 percent during the 12 months ending in January, the most recent period for which EIA gives figures.
after subtracting Obama's $203 billion from fiscal 2009.
jobs since he was first sworn in four years earlier, according to current figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That beats Bush's eight year total of 1,083,000.
Stock prices, which plunged during the 2007 2009 recession, have continued to rebound. As of the market's close on April 16, the Standard Poor's 500 index stood 96 percent above where it was when the president first came to office in 2009, and very close to the record high set in October 2007. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had gone up 86 percent. Both the Dow and the S 500 have set record highs recently.
But the red ink is accumulating a bit more slowly. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the current fiscal year (which ends Sept.
During the four years of Obama's first term, the debt owed to the public rose 83.5 percent. And it has continued to rise during the first weeks of his second term. As of April 15, it stood 90 percent higher than it did when Obama took office in 2009.
In other words, federal spending rose at least three times faster under Bush than it has so far under Obama.
As of January, the most recent month for which the Department of Agriculture has released figures, nearly 47.8 million persons were receiving aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Whether that's because of Obama's policies or in spite of them is something we won't attempt to assess here. oil drilling has increased, production has surged, and imports have dropped dramatically. Energy Information Administration reveal that the number of oil and gas drilling rigs operating in January was 13.1 percent higher than during the same month four years earlier, when Obama was sworn in. crude oil production was 29.4 percent higher in 2012 than it was in 2008, the year before Obama took office.
Total federal debt counting intergovernmental borrowings, such as the Social Security trust funds rose by nearly 55 percent during the first term, and is now 58 percent higher than it was on Jan. 20, 2009, when Obama was first sworn in.
The rise in food stamp recipients has continued despite the improving economy. What Newt Gingrich claimed prematurely during his 2012 presidential campaign has now come true: More persons have been added to the food stamp rolls under Obama than under any previous president.
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